[Python-Dev] Switch statement
Edward C. Jones
edcjones at comcast.net
Fri Jun 23 22:16:44 CEST 2006
Python is a beautiful simple language with a rich standard library.
Python has done fine without a switch statement up to now. Guido left it
out of the original language for some reason (my guess is simplicity).
Why is it needed now? What would be added next: do while or goto? The
urge to add syntax should be resisted unless there is a high payoff
(such as yield).
There are much better ways for the developers to spend their time and
energy (refactoring os comes to mind).
Please keep Python simple.
-1 on the switch statement.
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